byU.S. Office of War Information, Bureau of Motion Pictures
Education and training of African Americans as part of the World War II effort. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: World War II: African Americans, Colleges and universities, African Americans
Home movies shot at the parade celebrating the city of Detroit, Michigan's 200th anniversary, 1951. Begins with brief shot of the boxer Joe Louis riding in convertible, and pictures many marching bands, associations, groups and thematic floats. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Home movies, Detroit, parades, African Americans, bands, community organizations
byUniversity of California at Los Angeles, Extension Media Center
Presents the experiences of a teenage African American, who relates his views of the System, war, revolution, the Watts community of Los Angeles, the Black Panther Party and the police. The importance of the discussion is the necessity of being one's own self. Director: Richard Wells. Editor: Andrew Stein. Photographer: Robert Grant. Sound: Wendell Handy. Assistant Camera: Clifford Stewart. Production Manager: Edward Kutner. Assistant Production Manager: Gene Kopp. Executive Producer: George... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: African Americans, Psychology, Los Angeles
Home movie from the 50th Grand Conclave of the predominantly African American fraternity Omega Psi Phi, shot in and around the Sheraton-Cadillac Hotel, Detroit, Michigan, December 27-30, 1965. Shows crowds outside hotel gathering for a group picture, social activity, basketball player Wilt Chamberlain arriving at hotel, members eating in diner, and evening social activity inside hotel (interior footage shot in black and white). favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Home movies, Detroit, African Americans, Fraternities, Omega Psi Phi, Wilt Chamberlain, restaurants
Rough scan from 16mm containing scenes shot during so-called slum clearance and construction of the Captain Wendell O. Pruitt Homes, part of what would become the Pruitt-Igoe projects, St. Louis, Missouri, around 1953. Topics: Missouri, St. Louis, Public housing, Housing projects, Pruitt (Captain W.O.) Homes, Pruitt-Igoe...
NO MORE ROAD TRIPS? (Rick Prelinger, 2013, 79 min.), a dream ride through 20th-century America made entirely from home movies, asks whether we've come to the end of the open road. Have we reached "peak travel"? Can we still find fortune (and ourselves) on the highway? Are we nomads or stay-at-homes? A journey from the Atlantic Coast to California made from a collection of 9,000 home movies, NO MORE ROAD TRIPS? reveals hidden histories embedded in the landscape and seeks to blend the... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: road trips, home movies, automobiles, travel, highways, landscape, geography, peak oil, peak...
Compilation of historical footage showing life, labor and landscape in Detroit, Michigan (1919-1970s). First shown at Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) on November 3, 2011. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Detroit, Michigan, archival footage, landscape, cultural geography, labor, African Americans
Home movies shot by an African American family on their road trip to New York City and the New York World's Fair, ca. 1964-65. Includes street scenes of New York City, motels and houses of friends, and scenes shot at the Fair. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Home movies, Roadtrips, Families, New York World's Fair (1964-65), African Americans, New York City
Daily life of a patriotic African American farmer in Georgia during World War II. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: World War II: African Americans, Agriculture: Farms and farming, Georgia